"As Cross Record, Chicagoan Emily Cross tiptoes along the line between experimental ambient drone and soft-spoken acoustic indie folk," writes Kevin Warwick. "Her ambition makes her much more than just another ignorable cafe strummer: she often contorts and layers her singing to create a dark, tense atmosphere that's more likely to elicit a chill down the spine than a gentle sway of the hips." Cross headlines at Township tonight; Great Life and Nat Brooke open.
At the Hideout, comedian Adam Burke hosts a Q&A session with the city's cultural historian, Tim Samuelson, to celebrate the release of the latest issue of the literary magazine MAKE.
Local rappers duke it out at Reggie's Rock Club for the chance to open for Method Man, the venerable Wu-Tang member.
For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.